Irish Grand National Betting Guide

The 2014 Irish Grand National is scheduled for the 21st of April at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The race is the last big handicap of the 2013-14 jumps season, and will feature a number of familiar faces from this season’s other major handicaps.

Fairyhouse - 5.00
Antepost Betting (2014) - 17:00
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Touch The Eden
Home Farm
Cause Of Causes
My Murphy
Gallant Oscar
Alfie Sherrin
Daring Article
Golden Wonder
Sraid Padraig
Mullaghanoe River
Folsom Blue
Rogue Angel
Saoirse Dun
Away We Go
Lion Na Bearnai
Letter Of Credit
Toon River
Clar Na Mionn
Jamsie Hall
Oscars Well
Make A Track

Irish Grand National Tips

Many different factors come together when a racehorse wins a race. Good odds may be tempting, but it is also a good idea to keep a few other factors in mind when placing bets.

Form Betting: With the variation in distances and courses in different races, horses may perform brilliantly in one distance and course and poorly in another. Any horse can have a bad day - recent form isn't always a reliable indication of real potential.

Punters look out for horses who underperform in races prior to the one on which they intend to bet. A horse with a string of bad results on courses to which it isn't suited may receive a low handicap in a race that suits all its strengths. This horse then has an advantage over the supposed form horses and is described as carrying 'favourable weight'.

Minimum Weight: The minimum handicap for any horse is 10 stone. Although the handicappers' calculations may place a struggling horse below a 10-stone handicap, the horse will never be weighted beneath this level. This means that out-of-form horses are literally doubly handicapped, allowing punters to eliminate some horses in the field from their lists of possible winners.

History on Track: When focusing on Irish Grand National betting, look out for horses who have a history of winning on the Fairyhouse Racecourse. Previous Irish Grand National winners are especially likely to be favourites.